Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups

With travellers becoming more and more conscious of how big of an impact they make on the environment, Air New Zealand introduces a new initiative.

As many airlines make ground-breaking changes to meet sustainability targets, Air New Zealand is trialling edible coffee cups.

Since the airline serves over eight million cups of coffee per year, so taking this product out of the equation is sure to make a huge impact on waste.

“We’ve been working in partnership with innovative New Zealand company ‘twiice’ to explore the future of edible coffee cups, which are vanilla flavoured and leakproof. The cups have been a big hit with the customers who have used these and we’ve also been using the cups as dessert bowls,” Air New Zealand Senior Manager Customer Experience Niki Chave says.

Sounds delicious and a great snack to have with your cuppa! Co-founder of 'twiice', Jamie Cashmore, adds that the company is working toward creating edible crockery, which is expected to be ready next year. 

Air New Zealand have alerady switched to plant-based coffee cups on all flights and encourage customers to bring their own reusable cups on board and to use in airport lounges.

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